Extra Care housing is the latest development in care for older people, offering a secure place to live in a home of your own, but with care and support on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Extra Care housing offers individual one or two bedroom flats within a larger scheme and also has the benefit of allowing couples, who may have very different care needs, to stay together. The schemes are for older people, usually in their 70s and 80s however, all schemes are different and some cater for a wider age range.
For many people, Extra Care is the ideal solution as they can have their own home, but with the added reassurance that help is at hand. Extra Care also allows people to move out of houses, where they are finding it difficult to cope, into a home where they can be secure and live independently.
More about what Extra Care can offer you and information on schemes in your area
Detailed information about Hampshire’s Extra Care programme
Extra care housing – transforming the future for older people news from the Guardian
Find out more about Extra Care housing in Hampshire by contacting Adult Services